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General Fishing Tips / Re: mm thickness for farmer john style wetsuit
« on: April 16, 2024, 03:44:41 PM »
I was looking for a thicker than 3mm neoprene farmers John myself. Couldnít find any at the time. Decided to get a neoprene top (also from NRS) which I like very much since I can take it off if Iím too hot.
But feet were still cold. Especially when wading for too long waiting for the sets. I ended up getting dry pants to go over the wetsuit. It works very well. The only thing I havenít tested is how much water the pants would get if Iím immersed (since the pants arenít combined with a dry jacket). But so far this hasnít been an issue. Plus, I usually take off the dry pants after launching.

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General Talk / Re: British Columbia Advice?
« on: April 14, 2024, 10:31:42 AM »
I lived in Victoria and know Vancouver Island pretty well. Rock climbed the Squamish area too. I donít have specific recommendations, but youíre going to have a lot of fun anywhere you go. Thereís amazing fishing on the west side of Vancouver Island (Nootka sound). If youíre on salt, in the straight, keep in mind the tides can be dangerous.

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General Talk / Re: Anyone have advice for a trip to Ketchikan, Alaska?
« on: April 12, 2024, 04:47:03 PM »
I think some folks went last year? Maybe do a search in the forum for ďAlaskaĒ and see what you get. Youíre going to have a blast! Post pics when youíre back

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Introductions / Re: New here since 2012!
« on: April 03, 2024, 03:24:45 PM »
Nice! And welcome back

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Got it! Thanks.

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Iíve been out of the loop so sorry if this question is out of sync.
I know that the 20 fathom limitation is much better than 50 fathom, but still thatís 120FOW. Most of the rock fishing we do is around 30-90 max. For folks like me (bay area) it means a lot of driving (and paddling) to get to legal fishing depths.

What am I missing?

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Good advice from everyone.
I would add a few things:
- get minimal gear, make sure itís secure. This will give you peace of mind in case you flip, which is actually good, since itís part of training
- go with someone if possible, or to a beach with people. Thereís safety in numbers
- bays are good, except for The Bay, which is not a beginner place if tides and other things go wrong
- do your safety research. The number one cause of deaths is hypothermia. Thereís no replacement for prep

And after a few outings remember that good seas donít make good sailors.


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General Talk / Re: Happy Valentine's day
« on: February 15, 2024, 12:23:27 AM »
Itís amazing how one little good thing can make you forget years of hard work.Kind of like how one fish can make you forget all the skunks..

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General Fishing Tips / Re: Kayak loading on tailgate spoiler
« on: February 15, 2024, 12:12:42 AM »
Thanks for sharing. Iíve never seen one like that. Looks high tech

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General Fishing Tips / Re: Kayak loading on tailgate spoiler
« on: February 11, 2024, 09:47:05 PM »
Thanks yíall. Good advice here as usual.
I will give the Codinter device a try since itís the simplest option. My Odyssey doesnít have rails or hatch, so first order of business would be to install the rails and crossbars.
Iíll report when I make progress
Dont do it, use something like Thule Outrigger or Rhino Rack Universal Load Assist.  I used to do exactly that with my Revo 16 with suction cup device ...... you want something that wont fail ....... just take my word for it.  The problem with the Revo 16 is that it is so damn long ..... but when you glide in the water, you forget all the loading issues  :smt007
Thanks for the warning !

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General Fishing Tips / Re: Kayak loading on tailgate spoiler
« on: February 05, 2024, 09:03:46 PM »
I do have an older Yakima round rack, and a Thule square rack. They both have loading bars that extend to the side for loading. The mounting clips would need to be changed for your vehicle if available. Free

I am using the Thule Hulivator now.

Thanks!

A friend told me he uses the same trick as Alex, except with a piece of old carpet on the spoiler to protect it, and allow the kayak to slide better. No T-bar. But he has a Highlander, and Honda is known to have a lighter build compared to Toyota, so Iíll have to see. 

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General Fishing Tips / Re: Kayak loading on tailgate spoiler
« on: February 04, 2024, 08:45:01 PM »
I was wondering how long it would be before a DIY PVC solution appears  :smt044
But yeah - thatís the most solid design.

As for the Codinter, I had one in the past, and indeed the kayak either gets out of alignment or the suction cups come off. But both can be avoided with practice and a clean surface

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General Fishing Tips / Re: Kayak loading on tailgate spoiler
« on: February 04, 2024, 06:00:47 PM »
Thanks yíall. Good advice here as usual.
I will give the Codinter device a try since itís the simplest option. My Odyssey doesnít have rails or hatch, so first order of business would be to install the rails and crossbars.
Iíll report when I make progress

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General Fishing Tips / Kayak loading on tailgate spoiler
« on: February 04, 2024, 11:51:24 AM »
I want to take my Revo 16 on my Honda Odyssey, and need advice on how to load it.
Iím worried that if I lean the kayak on the plastic spoiler at the top of the tailgate, then the spoiler will break.

Another thing is that when the tailgate opens, itíll probably hit the kayak. Not sure if thereís anything that can be done about that. Just be careful not to open it when the kayak is on.

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General Talk / Re: Best place to buy a drysuit
« on: January 30, 2024, 10:01:15 PM »
+1 to what everyone said.
Good gear is expensive.
My advice is buy once, cry once

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